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CWGS faculty affiliate Laurie Green wins 2008 Philip Taft Labor History Book Prize

Posted: August 7, 2008
The 2008 Philip Taft Labor History Book Prize was awarded to Laurie Green, an assistant professor in the Department of History, for her book Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle.

The prize committee said the book "is a highly original contribution to the labor historiography of race, gender and class in an important southern city during the crucial period for civil rights movement mobilization at the grassroots."

A $1,500 cash award comes with the prize named for Professor Philip Taft, who was one of America's first historians of the nation's labor movement.

Laurie Green earned her Ph.D. at University of Chicago. Her central research areas include the politics of race and gender in the twentieth-century U.S.; social movements; cultural studies. Her research was featured on the UT Home Page in January 2006: Marching on Memphis.

Dr. Green teaches modern U.S. history, with concentration
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